The New Face Of US Postage? Russell Simmons Gets Personal Stamp


Russell Simmons has an impeccable grind. So much so that he’s now being circulated on the face of an upcoming US postage stamp.

On Tuesday, PETA released a series of stamps that will feature the 20 most influential vegetarians, including the a 13-year vegan and mogul – Uncle Russ.

Others include Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Morrissey and historic figures like Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy and Pythagoras.

PETA VP, Lisa Lange told the N.Y. Daily News:

“These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian. It’s just another way to be able to talk about what animals go through in slaughterhouses.”

Simmons has been a strong advocate on the issue. In 2008 he mentioned to the press, “The consumption of animals causes more harm to the environment than all forms of transportation put together.”

The stamps will be available at for those interested in supporting the cause.

Of course, MSDTV will keep you posted. Stay Tuned.